[pacman-dev] permission/location for var/abs and cache/src

Dale Blount dale at archlinux.org
Wed Mar 7 20:34:07 EST 2007

On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 22:38 +0100, Andreas Radke wrote:
> we still preset the values to /var/abs and /var/cache/pacman/{src,pkg}
> but recommend to use an unprivileged user for all that 
> packaging stuff.
> this forces everybody to lower the directory permissions or raise the
> user up into a certain group or even give sudo permissions.
> i think adding a new group "packager" holding these directories could
> solve that.
> various options are possible. what's the best and most secure one?

I'd like abs to read from ~/abs.conf and put files in ~/abs or similar.
Shared src is less important in my opinion.


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